Lebanese cuisine has been one my favourites and here’s a restaurant that defines fine dining. A beautiful setup to impress any of your guests that has a touch of elegance and style. Strangely, the restaurant is only open during the evenings from 07:00pm and closes early as well(by 11:30pm on weekends). Through out our dinner we enjoyed live music and also witnessed a belly dance. Besides the Ala carte menu, they also offer set menus starting from AED 300.
From the moment you step into Ayamna, you will be fascinated with their exquisite interiors. The stairs of Ayamna is simply elegant and graceful. The restaurant is actually located downstairs and it feels very special to be going down the grand stairs like the king and Queen. There was also a neat waiting area.
We started with Hummus that was covered with sauteed lamb and roasted pine nuts. Along with it came warm thick fluffy breads. Together they were a great start to our dinner at Ayamna. The hummus was definitely one of the best you can ask for and the freshly made hot breads could be enjoyed even when it’s cold.
The salads and the spinach never tasted so good. I just loved it. Firstly they present it so well and then they taste really good. The vegetarian starters were presented so well with an excellent dressing and top quality, you just have to appreciate it. I would honestly want to try more of their greens here.
They had some mesmerizing starters. We definitely didn’t want to miss out ordering their most famous starter which was the shrimps kunafa. You dip in that saffron tahini sauce and nothing like this one. As these prawns are deep fried they come crisp and loved every bite. The shrimps kunafa is also supposed to be the Chef’s no. 1 seller at Ayamna. The Lebanese Fish Tajeen was not as impressive as I expected, was not suited to my taste.
The Mixed grill came presented fancy with heat coming from the below charcoal and fire. The mixed grill was like any other mixed grill, so nothing really different here.
For the desserts you should not miss the Muhalabiya, it was one of a kind. It could be an all time favorite Muhalabiya for me, The touch of apricot nectar on the Muhalabiya really gave the dessert a zest. The Cheese kunafa was ok, it wasn’t anywhere close to the greatness of their Apricot vanilla Muhalabiya.
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